Let Troopers Dispose of Unwanted Prescription Drugs April 29

The Maryland State Police in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration are asking citizens dispose of unwanted prescription drugs during the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, April 29, 2017 from 10:00 am to 2:00 p.m. at State Police, Barrack Easton, 7053 Ocean Gateway.

State police barracks throughout Maryland will be participating in the National Drug Take Back Day.  Each barrack will act as a collection station giving citizens an opportunity to dispose of all unwanted and unused prescription drugs.  The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

Second only to marijuana, non-medical prescription drugs are the most commonly used drug in the country.  According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, majority of teenagers abusing prescription drugs are finding an unlimited supply in their family’s medicine cabinet.

Locally during the last initiative in October 2016, troopers collected over 2,100 pounds of prescription drugs.  Nationally, 672,000 pounds (336 tons) of prescription medications were collected from members of the public.  When added to the collections from the previous Take-Back events, more than 7.1 million pounds of prescription medications have been removed from circulation.

For more information, contact Lt R. Connolly, Bk I, at 410-819-4757, or Sgt. Davaughn Parker, MSP OMC, at 410-653-4236.

The Bornos Family Still Seeks Answers on Missing Son after 23 Years

In the early morning hours of April 19th 1993 Robert John Bornos, a young man in his twenty’s was shooting pool at the Choptank Inn a once local establishment in Easton. Bornos reportedly was not feeling well and walked out of the establishment never to be seen again.

Now, twenty-three years after Bornos went missing, his family is still faithfully meeting with investigators with the desire to obtain new information which can bring closure to the family. and locate his missing son. Investigators believe there are persons who were close to Bornos at the time of his disappearance which may have more information in relation to his disappearance.

Anyone having additional information related to the whereabouts of Robert John Bornos, aka “LINK” is asked to contact the Maryland State Police at (410) 822-3101, or by contacting the Maryland State Police Easton Barrack TIPS LINE at (410) 819-4786. If anyone wishes to leave information through Facebook they can submit tips by going to https://www.facebook.com/MSPCrimeTips/ and select the “CRIME TIPS” Icon.

State Police Investigate Theft from Talbot County Non-Profit

The Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division Upper Shore investigated and charged Talbot County woman with theft from a local non-profit organization today.

The suspect is identified as Lisa N. Gowe, 40, of the 2200 block of Balls Creek Road in Neavitt, Maryland. After consulting with the Talbot County State’s Attorney’s Office, Gowe has been charged with Theft-Scheme: $100,000 Plus. On July 23, 2015, Gowe reported to Maryland State Police Easton Barrack where she was served with Circuit Court Summons without incident.

The Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division Upper Shore was contacted in January 2015, by members of the Talbot Waterman’s Association related to a criminal matter. The Talbot Waterman’s Association alleged that their treasurer and event organizer Lisa N. Gowe depleted the association’s bank accounts.

Investigators learned Gowe had full access to the association’s bank accounts starting in March 2010 through January of 2015. Bank records were obtained and investigators were able to determine there were numerous checks written, withdrawals made, outstanding debits, and electronic money transfers that were not authorized. Further investigation revealed Gowe used these funds for her personal gain without the knowledge or permission of the Talbot Waterman’s Association.

Gowe has been removed as treasurer and no longer has any access to the bank accounts in question. The investigation is ongoing.

One Killed and Several Injured in Caroline County Crash

One person was killed and several injured in a two vehicle crash this morning in Caroline County.

The person fatally injured is identified as Michaela D. Coulbourn, 50, of Preston, Md. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Ms. Coulbourn was the driver and only occupant of a 2005 Cadillac passenger car.

The driver of the 2013 Ford bus is identified as Rome E. Brittingham Jr., 68, of Denton, Md. Mr. Brittingham was driving a state-owned bus that was providing county transportation for individuals to an adult care facility.

Shortly after 8:30 a.m. today, troopers from the Easton Barracks were dispatched to the crash that occurred on Bethlehem Rd. (Rt. 528), one-tenth of a mile east of Newton Rd., in Preston, Md.

Arriving troopers found the Cadillac and Ford bus had collided and the bus had overturned onto its side. EMS and fire personnel responded to the scene and transported the bus driver, his assistant, and the five people being driven to the care facility to Easton Memorial Hospital.

The preliminary investigation indicates the two vehicles were traveling in opposite directions as they approached each other on Bethlehem Rd. For reasons unclear at this time, the Cadillac apparently drifted across the centerline and into the path of the oncoming Ford bus. The bus driver tried to avoid the collision, but the Cadillac struck the bus on the driver’s side near the rear axle, causing the bus to overturn.

The investigation is continuing.

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Human Remains Found In Dorchester Co. Identified

Maryland State Police homicide investigators have received positive confirmation of the identity of human remains found last weekend in a rural area of Dorchester County.

The body has been identified as Radames Guzman, 40, of Magnolia Delaware. He was positively identified through fingerprints obtained by Maryland State Police crime scene technicians.

The autopsy at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore is ongoing. The cause and manner of death have not been ruled on by the medical examiner’s office at this time. Additional forensic tests and examinations are being conducted. Although an official ruling has not been made, investigators continue to consider this a suspicious death.

The Maryland State Police Homicide Unit continues to lead this investigation and is being assisted by Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office detectives and investigators from the State Police Criminal Enforcement Division. As the investigation has continued, assistance is also being provided by the Delaware State Police.

The investigation began just before noon on August 24, 2014, when Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to a wooded area on Red Hill Road, about one-quarter mile west of Linkwood Road, in East New Market, Md., for the report of human remains found by someone walking through the area. The remains were found in what appeared to be a shallow grave. The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office requested the investigation be assumed by the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit.

After the initial news release was issued about the recovered human remains, Dorchester County deputies informed State Police homicide investigators that they had been contacted by a relative of an individual who had been reported missing from his home in Magnolia, Delaware. Investigators learned the man, identified as Guzman, had been reported missing to Delaware State Police on August 5, 2014. Family members had not had contact with Guzman since August 2, 2014.

State Police investigators are interviewing family members, friends, and associates of Guzman and attempting to determine what happened to him after he was last seen by his family on August 2nd. Anyone with information about Radames Guzman is urged to contact the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit at the Easton Barrack at 410-822-3101. Callers may remain anonymous. A reward of up to $2,000 is being offered for information about this death by the Crimes Solvers of the Lower Eastern Shore. Crime Solvers may be contacted at 410-548-1776.

Eastern Shore Teen Missing from Youth Center in Kent County

Maryland State Police are seeking the public’s help in finding a critically missing teenager who walked off from an Eastern Shore youth counseling facility last week.

The youth is identified as Hunter C. Lemp, 17, who is described as a white male, 5’8” tall, 175
pounds, with short brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a light blue sweatshirt and black pants. Lemp has family in Parsonsburg and Mardela Springs, Md. He may attempt to contact family members in either location.

Hunter LempOn the morning of August 28, 2014, Maryland State Police from the Centreville Barrack were dispatched to Kent Youth Inc., in the 7500-block of Quaker Neck Road, Chestertown, Md., for a report of a missing person. Troopers were told Lemp had apparently walked off from the facility and was last seen about 5:30 a.m. that day.

Troopers conducted a search for Lemp and entered his description as a missing person in law enforcement databases. His information was provided to law enforcement agencies throughout the
region. The Eastern Shore Information Center also issued a lookout to police departments.

The initial search failed to locate Lemp and police have developed no leads throughout the past
weekend. Investigators from the Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division are now
involved in coordinating the ongoing search and investigation. The Maryland State Police Child

Recovery Unit has been notified and is providing assistance.

Lemp is not wanted for or charged with any crime. His family and State Police are concerned
about his welfare. Anyone with information about Lemp or who may have seen someone matching his
description, is urged to contact State Police immediately at the Centreville Barrack at 410-758-1101×7.

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Expect Detours on Route 50 August 5 and 6

The State Highway Administration (SHA) is completing the bridge rehabilitation project on the westbound US 50 (Ocean Gateway) Bridge over US 301 (Blue Star Memorial Highway) in Queen Anne’s County. As part of the final phase of work, SHA will temporarily detour motorists traveling on north and southbound US 301 (Blue Star Memorial Highway) approaching US 50 at night on Monday, August 5 and Tuesday, August 6. The temporary nighttime detours of US 301 are necessary to restore roadside barriers along US 301 under the westbound US 50 Bridge.

Northbound US 301 traffic will be detoured Monday night, August 5, beginning at 8 p.m. Traffic will be diverted to eastbound US 50 to a left on MD 213 and return to US 301. All lanes will reopen no later than 5 a.m. Tuesday morning, August 6.

Southbound US 301 traffic will be detoured Tuesday night, August 6, beginning at 8 p.m. to a left on MD 456 (Del Rhodes Avenue) to westbound US 50 and back to southbound US 301. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. Wednesday, August 7.

Weather permitting, the bridge rehabilitation project is scheduled to be complete early fall. The project includes replacing the bridge deck, resurfacing, and cleaning the brick walls adjacent to the travel lanes. Remaining work includes finishing the installation of traffic barriers and final clean-up of the brick walls. All work on the project is expected to be complete by early September. No additional lane closures or detours are planned after the first week of August.

Homicide Charges Filed in St. Michael’s Death

A Talbot County Grand Jury today issued an indictment for a St. Michaels man who is now in police custody and is being charged in connection with the death of an Easton man whose body was found along a rural road in the county earlier this month.

The suspect is identified as Matthew Mikowski, 17, of the 9000-block of Bozman-Neavit Road, St. Michaels, Maryland. The suspect was taken into custody this afternoon by troopers from the Maryland State Police State Apprehension Team at a location in Wernersville, Pennsylvania without incident. He is currently being held at the Berks County Jail pending extradition proceedings.

Mikowski is charged as an adult on an indictment from a Talbot County Grand Jury with second degree murder, reckless endangerment, second degree assault, and four counts of distribution of LSD. The indictment was issued by the Grand Jury convened by the Talbot County State’s Attorney’s Office, after evidence was presented from the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit investigation.

The investigation began on June 10, 2013, after troopers from the Easton Barrack responded to reports of a deceased man lying in the area of Bozman-Neavitt Road and St. Michaels Road. The deceased was later identified as Samuel I. Cross, 18, of Easton, Md. Cross’ Honda Pilot was also found nearby. An autopsy conducted by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore ruled the cause of death was asphyxiation and the manner of death was homicide.

The investigation has established Cross, Mikowski and other acquaintances were together in an area behind Mikowski’s home during the night of June 9th. Evidence developed during the investigation indicates the group may have been involved in the use of LSD. According to witnesses, Mikowski restrained Cross around the neck which resulted in his death. Investigators believe Cross’ body was later placed near his vehicle by Mikowski, where it was subsequently seen by those who called police.

No Injuries Reported in Small Plane Crash on Kent Island

(Stevensville, MD) – Information is still being gathered, but Maryland State Police are reporting there are no injuries reported at the scene of a small plane that crashed in the Kent Island area of Queen Anne’s County this afternoon.

The two occupants of the small plane are not being identified until their families can be notified, but neither report sustaining any injuries. The plane is described as a Cirrus SR22.

Just after 2:45 p.m. today, troopers from the Centreville Barrack responded to the area of Romancoke Road and Kentmorr Road in Stevensville, Md., after receiving 9-1-1 calls reporting the plane crash. Upon arrival, troopers observed a small plane at the crash site.

The cause of the crash is unknown. State Police have notified officials with the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration. The investigation is continuing.

18 Year Old Man Found Dead Near St. Michaels/Bozman Rd.

Maryland State Police are investigating the death of an eighteen year old man found along a rural road in Talbot County.

The deceased is identified as Samuel Cross, 18, of the 27,000 block of Tred Avon Road in Easton, Maryland.  Cross was pronounced dead at the scene.

Shortly after 6:00 a.m. today, Maryland State Police from the Easton Barrack were called to the area of Bozman-Neavitt Road and North St.Michaels Road for the report of a deceased man lying in a gravel portion of the roadway. A green Honda Pilot, belonging to Cross was found parked near the scene.

Investigators received information indicating that Cross’s body may have been moved from a rural area located at Claiborne Road and Old Claiborne Road in St. Michaels to the Bozman-Neavitt Road location earlier this morning. Police also believe Cross may have been in the St. Michaels area with friends last night.

Police urge anyone with information to contact state police at 410-822-3101.  All calls will remain confidential.Troopers summoned Maryland State Police crime scene technicians and investigators from the State Police Homicide Unit.  The body has been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.

State Police investigators will continue this investigation throughout the night.  No further details will be available until sometime tomorrow.